T'ain't is the step between the agressive riff-rock of Picasso Trigger's Fire in the Hole! and the more focused, angular and low-fi LP Bipolar Cowboy -- on this six-track EP, the band drops some of the trashy Southern rock influences that hampered the former and develops the scratchy, more punk-oriented agression of the latter. As an almost exact midpoint, T'ain't combines the appeals of both sounds, but doesn't completely live up to either. It is, however, a step in a very good direction, as Bipolar Cowboy comes across as a more worthwhile release than its predecessor.
AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe